I am raising funds to complete Season One [6 Episodes] of 'Love Handles.' It is more important than ever for content creators to take control of our ideas and produce them independently. With your support filmmakers like Crystle 'Clear' Roberson and I can get our vision out to the world. Get a sneak peek of the series by watching Episode One above!
About 'Love Handles'
'Love Handles' is a comedy web series centered around Leeza, a woman in her late 20's who has allowed a recent break-up to wreak havoc on her mind...and body. Leeza's been dumped by her boyfriend Derek after gaining too much weight in the relationship, so her besties Charlie and Jade force her in to the world of health and fitness to snap her back into shape -- but when the trio join a "man magnet" fitness group, the strength of their friendship is tested right along with their physiques.
Why 'Love Handles'?
'Handles' marries two huge parallels of African-American culture, love and fitness. The comedy will voice the language and concerns of the modern Black woman, her self image and the men (and women) she feels pressured to please with her body. Through Leeza and her besties, we’ll tackle a no holds barred, edgy approach to the subject, with enough shock factor to keep viewers clicking for more.
Meet The Creators:
I am Carlton Jordan one of the creators and also writer, director, and producer for 'Love Handles.' I am a graduate of Howard University Film school ('02!) and have over twelve years experience in the entertainment industry from reality TV, music videos, scripted television, celebrity news reporting, and social media wrangling < yup that's a career! After leaving the E! News Bureau in 2008, I began my career as a fulltime blogger for my site CarltonJordan.com becoming an expert in pushing online content, helping other top web series/videos become viral hits and reporting exclusive news stories that appear on the top sites in the blogosphere. My own YouTube channel has over 21 Million hits and counting. 'Love Handles' is his first web series.
Crystle Clear Roberson is the co-creator, writer, director and producer of ‘Love Handles’. Since being honored by Women in Film & Television with the esteemed Woman to Watch Award in 2008, Ms. Roberson has truly given an eyeful to anyone who’s been paying attention. With over 8 years of experience in the film and television industry, Crystle has earned The HBO Filmmaker Award and a grant from Kodak, for writing and directing “Next Door’s Next.”
She Co-Directed the award winning short Before I Wake, which was awarded ‘Best Film’ by The Doorpost Film Project. Crystle’s persistence and creativity caught the attention of actor/artist Idris Elba (The Wire, Thor, Mandela), which led to a creative collaboration on Elba’s first music video, Private Garden. In the meantime, an additional short film that Roberson scribed and directed called ‘The Black Cage’, starring Mykelti Williamson has aired nationally on BET Networks.
Executive Producer Benjamin Hurvitz has experience in many genres of reality and scripted production including short film, web series, music video, multi-camera studio, live performance, hidden camera, live-to-tape, and EPK. Benjamin has produced, directed, and written series for networks including MTV, Lifetime, BRAVO, E! Entertainment, Nickelodeon, HGTV, BET and Discovery.
In addition, he’s produced content all over the United States, throughout Europe, and in South Africa, Japan, Mexico, and Canada. His production company, Benjamin Films, seeks to elevate web content to the level it deserves, providing expertly executed, thoughtful programming that engages viewers across multiple platforms. The company combines award-winning writing and creative capabilities with a thorough knowledge of physical production, budgeting, scheduling, and post-production.
What We Need & What You Get
The funding goes to completion of Season One of "Love Handles" from production all the way through post.
We are so close to our deadline, but we need YOUR help. A dollar amount is great, but word of mouth is REALLY helpful, too. Any of the following really help:
1) Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/lovehandlesseries)
2) Share us on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #LoveHandles
3) Tweet about us - I'll Retweet you @CarltonJordan